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A estrutura interna da small clause complemento de verbos ECM



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QUAREZEMIN, S. A estrutura interna da small clause complemento de verbos ECM. Cadernos de Estudos Linguísticos, Campinas, SP, v. 49, n. 1, p. 49–64, 2011. DOI: 10.20396/cel.v49i1.8637246. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 maio. 2023.


The present work analyzes the syntax of small clause (SC) complement of ECM (Exceptional Case Marking) verbs within the framework of the Minimalist Program, specifically in the model of Phases (Chomsky, 1999). The hypothesis that guides this study is that the SCs that complements ECM verbs constitutes a xP phase. From the analysis-xP of the SC complement of verb ECM it is possible to establish a narrow relation between the SC and the xP phase (vP, aP, nP, pP) and, still, to stand out a parallelism between a full sentence/SC and the CP/vP phases.


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